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Flexitarian Diets What Are They And Are They For You

Hi All,

I tend to freely use the term flexitarian diet, or flexitarian healthy eating style, and don't always realize for those of you who have not read my book Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too! (or at least the free book excerpt I offer) that you may not know what the heck I am talking about. 

It happened today when I was participating in a new healthy lifestyle community called Iowa Avenue when I guess someone checked out my profile, saw the term flexitarian, and didn't know what it meant.

Well, no worries.  Here's the deal on a flexitarian diet.

Years ago I created my own healthy eating style based on all the research I had absorbed from healthy eating experts that I thought made sense to me, and who had some ideas I could live with.  Then heavily incorporated my own need to be able to eat all my favorite comfort foods without limitation.  I didn't ask for much, huh?

At that time, I called my healthy eating, mostly meatless style "NMP" (no meat or poultry, yes to fish except for a few built-in special occasion "cheat" meals a year).  I did that because even though the term pesco-vegetarian was accepted by dietitians, devoted vegetarians hated the term, and did not hesitate to tell me so in early marketing tests for my book, so I dropped that term.

In recent years, I found that I didn't have to keep explaining my healthy eating style as "NMP" once I Flexibilityfound the term "flexitarian".  It's accepted, even though many people have yet to understand what it means.  Plus, I like it because it implies more freedom, and yes, flexibility, in one's diet.  And that's what it's all about! 

I still believe (as research has my back on this), that the closer anyone can come to a mostly plant-based diet, the better their chances for long-term health.  Wait, don't stop reading!  However, I think that it does NOT have to be an all or nothing proposition.

Most people cannot wrap their minds around being completely, or even mostly meatless, so I believe that ANY steps someone takes to adopt more of a plant-based diet, are steps in the right direction.  And a flexitarian diet is just that...flexible. 

Just don't say that you're eating french fries more often, so you are moving towards more of a vegetarian diet!

And now I'd like to invite you to learn the secrets of how it is deliciously possible to achieve healthy eating and weight loss without giving up ANY of your favorite comfort foods through my unique approach to flexible, flexitarian diets, by getting free access to two chapters from my book Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too!  You can download them for free by going to

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